[NL2-NL10] NL4 QQ vs a shortstack

    • ryciaga
      ryciaga
      Bronze
      Joined: 21.02.2011 Posts: 136
      I have a QQ, and shortstack decides to raise, should I reraise and go broke here, or call and see if there's any overcards on the board and then go broke?
      I know that the question is stupid, but those guys most of the time have Ax and 99+ for preflop all in, so which line, while dealing with them should I use?
      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      SB:
      $3,96
      BB:
      $4,05
      UTG1:
      $8,89
      UTG2:
      $1,88
      MP1:
      $7,84
      MP2:
      $4
      MP3:
      $1,41
      Hero:
      $4,08
      BU:
      $4

      0,02/0,04 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy.com Elephant 0.105 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is CO with Q:heart: , Q:diamond:
      3 folds, MP2 calls $0,04, MP3 raises to $0,20, Hero ???
  • 2 replies
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello ryciaga,

      3bet it and get it in. :) Easy and simple vs those shorties.

      Best Regards.
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      3betting is never wrong here and he's so loose and bad from his stats.

      However, question is whether we should call, but the reason is not to lower variance and get it in on a free Flop.

      We may want the limper fish to come along for the ride so we can play more pots against him with our good hand. 3betting would force him out of the hand. So the bigger the fish (who would make more massive mistakes post-flop), the more I prefer to call. This guy is a 14/5 who is probably tight/passive so you are probably not losing too much value by forcing him out. If he's a 50/5 type of guy then I would definitely be calling here.